Niccolo W. Casewit AIA –Design Architect
Licensed Architect, Planner, Environmental Designer
Thank you for this opportunity to present my professional qualifications to you. I am a consulting Architect with expertise and experience in the design of historic preservation/conservation, adaptive re-use, additions and new construction. While a greater part of my work is architectural design, I thrive on the complexity of integrating architecture with site design from the inside-out. On particular residential projects I will also provide personalized interior design and on-site construction management. I have designed a broad range of building types, such as custom housing, commercial offices, retail, tenant improvements, educational buildings, and light industrial facilities.
Niccolo Werner Casewit is licensed by Nomination to practice architecture in the State of Colorado (December 1991)
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by NCARB Examination (1990)
Member: American Institute of Architects
A.I.A. Colorado Denver Chapter, Urban Design Committee (UDC)
Niccolo Werner Casewit, A.I.A. is Founding Principal Architect and Planner for Environmental Productions LLC , Denver, CO. Numerous Collaborations (1998-2004) with the Mountain Design Group , LLC, (MDG) Structural Engineers and Architects in Evergreen, CO. We have completed many residential, commercial, and civic projects. Niccolo has provided consultation, and was in responsible charge of architectural design, and or Architect of Record of numerous significant commercial, cultural and education building projects.
1992-2005 Architect and Planner, Environmental Productions llc (EP) Denver
1990-1991 Architectural Designer, Urban Design Group/ Inc, (UDG) Denver
1989-1990 Apprentice for Kenyon C. Bolton III Architects, Cambridge , MA
1987-1989 Designer , Davis and Marks Architects, Boston , MA
1985-1987 Designer, Researcher, Shun Kanda Associates , Cambridge , MA
1980-1983 Design Draftsman, The Engineering Partnership , Boulder, CO
1978 Pre-wire Installer, Mountain Bell Telephone Co , Denver , CO
Master of Architecture (AIA School Medal)
M.I.T. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge , MA 1987
Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Design (special honors)
University of Colorado at Boulder , CO 1983
International Exchange Scholar DAAD (German Scholarship)
T.U.M. Technische Universitaet Muenchen , Munich , Germany 1980-81
A.I.A. American Institute of Architects , Colorado
Denver Art Museum (DAM), sustaining member , Denver, CO
Colorado Historical Society sustaining member , Denver, CO
Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, benefactor , member, Denver, CO
Recent Community Service:
A.I.A. Denver Urban Design Committee, Architectural Planning Advocate Denver, CO (2004- 2005)
Ambassador to Denver Planning and Community Development
Design Advocate at Denver Public Meetings (2004- 2005):
Denver City Council Blue Print Denver , Drive-Thru Sub-Committee
Blue Print Denver Comprehensive Plan, Annual Assessment Participant (Dec 2004)
Union Station Charette, Facilitator and Participant (April 2005)
Main Street Zoning-West Colfax Corridor Plan, Charrette Participant and Advocate (2004- 2005)
Civic Center Park Plan, Charrette Participant (Fall 2004)
Black American Museum of the West (BAWM) Denver , CO (Summer 2005)
Curatorial Assistant and Research. Program survey.
Denver Neighborhoods (DNA) Leadership Conference, Participant (Fall 2004)
Denver Mayor's Commission to End Homelessness,
Advocate, (2004- 2005)
Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO), Board Member and Manager of Program Advertisements
Second Violinist, Second Desk , Denver, CO (1997-2005)
Historic Elitch Gardens Design Committee,
Highlands ' Garden Village Development PUD,
Participant WHNA West Highlands Neighborhood Association, Denver, CO (1997-1999)
Denver Habitat for Humanity,
Volunteer in association with Lafarge Corp, duplexes located near Berkeley Park on Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO (May 1999)
AWARDS and DESIGN COMPETITIONS :
Small Beach House Design Competition Costa Rica, Fourth place , Miami , FL (2003)
Denver Botanic Gardens “Bird-Haus-Bash” Fundraiser, Bird house Entry was displayed
and Purchased benefiting DBG, Denver, CO (1997)
Denver Central Library Competition, Finalist team member with
Urban Design Group/Inc., Denver, CO with R.A.M. Stern Architects, NY , NY (1991)
Boston “Visions Competition”, Team submission
Exhibited submission at The Boston Architectural Center, Boston , MA (1989)
Bank of Boston Mission Hill “Live-Work Artist Housing” Competition, Boston , MA .
Exhibited Submission with Shun Kanda Architects, Cambridge , MA (1988)
A.I.A. Medal , M.I.T.: March Thesis on Architecture and Music, Cambridge , MA , (1987)
Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) Competition, team member with P. Lukez,
W. Porter, A. Badshah, C. Verhulst, and others. Exhibited , New Delhi , India (1986)
A.I.A. National Foundation Scholarship , University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (1983-84)
Colorado Governor's Passive Solar Design Award Colorado Mountain College Atrium,
Glenwood Springs. HVAC Draftsman The Engineering Partnership,
with Marvin Sparn, Boulder, CO (1980)
President's Leadership Class (PLC) State Scholarship in Business Administration,
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (1979-80)
Denver Art Museum (DAM) First Place Award , DPS United Bank All City High School Art Exhibit,
Art instructor: Debra Zinn, Manual High School, Denver, CO (1978)
National Federation of Music Clubs,(NFMC) Superior Rating Junior Concerto performances,
Violin teacher: Riccarda Mooney McQue (1976, 1975)
Rocky Mountain Philatelic Exhibition (ROMPEX) Junior Grand Prize (1975, 1978)
“Aviation on Stamps and Covers” a personal collection of first flights and zeppelin mail.
U. S. Ski Association, (USSA-RMD) Colorado . “D” Ranked racer in Alpine Downhill (1975)
TEACHING and RESEARCH :
Denver Public Schools (DPS), Cole Middle School ,
Volunteer-mentor 5 th and 6 th Grades Saturday Math Class , Denver, CO (Spring 2004)
University of Colorado Denver , (UCD) Town Planning Studio, Mark Burger, instructor.
Visiting design critic , Mid term and final reviews of civic designs. (1994-95)
Massachusetts College of Art, Architecture studio, David Vaughn, Patricia Seitz, instructors.
Visiting design critic , Mid term and final reviews of 3 rd year students. (1989-90)
Boston Architectural Center (BAC) Architecture studio, David Vaughn, Patricia Seitz, instructors.
Instructor , Co-taught with Laurie Friedman, “learning architecture”
full semester design studio 4th year students (1988)
The Architects Collaborative (TAC) Researcher for Architect Rifat Chadirji. Prepared historical
subject matter on beauty and proportions for award winning Islamic architect
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture,
Course 4.01, Architectural Form Making Studios (1985-1988),
Visiting Critic , Teaching Assistant , Researcher Curriculum Development leading to a “kit of parts” collective housing studio concept. Created model and workbook teaching materials for first year design students with Shun Kanda, Professor, Cambridge , MA (1985-1988)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Architecture,
Graduate Instructor: IAP workshop course “Expressive and Descriptive
Watercolor Painting”, Cambridge , MA (1986)
University of Colorado , Boulder President's Leadership Class (PLC) walk-about seminar.
Rock climbing instructor and guide.(1979)
DESIGN and PERFORMANCE:
Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) Horst Buchholz- Conductor,
Second Violinist , Denver CO (1997-2005),
Producer and Digital Mastering Orchestra CDs ©2004,©2001):
“Anton Bruckner's 5 th Symphony”, Denver , CO (recorded by KPOF Feb 2002)
“Centennial Celebrations”, Denver , CO (various by KPOF 1998-2001)
RTL Television , Germany ( San Francisco Office), Actor , Reality Stunts .
German Broadcast Feature Segment “Riding Rivers in Colorado on the “Hydro-Bronc”,
Produced by Barbara Munker
German Speaking American Actor, Live Action Shots , interviews
Reality Pioneering as I flew over a dam in side a hexagonal inflatable gerble wheel
3 cameras High-8 -On Location –Gold Camp Resort in CO on the Arkansas River .
Buena Vista , CO with the assistance of the Denver Visitors Bureau (aired July 1999)
K. Denman Home Theater, Design Architect
9.1 THX surround sound, fully automated, front projector, perforated screen
Complete audio visual system, room-acoustical optimization.
Plush interior Design with Dennis Molitor.
Cherry Hills Village, Englewood, CO (2002)
Historic Belvidere Theater and Concert Hall Central City Millennium Celebration,
Impresario , Organized New Years Fundraiser with “The Shady Ladies” of “The City of Central ” and the
Centennial Philharmonic “lil' Vienna Orchestra”, Central City, CO (1999-2000)
Also: Design Architect , restored proscenium stage, main entry, staircase, additions.
Architect and Engineer of Record Mountain Design Group, (1999-2000)
E. Bunker Home Theater, Design Architect
7.1 THX surround sound, automated rear projector, glass screen
Complete audio visual system, room acoustical optimization. Evergreen, CO (2000)
BushWackers-Idaho Springs Colorado Biker Bar, Design Architect
Low cost stage, booth layout, modifications to entry, ADA WCs.
Architect and Engineer of Record: Mountain Design Group, (1999-2000)
Denver and Boulder Solo Performances, (1991-2005)
Collaborations and Improvisations Zeta Electric Violin and amplified Viola, with:
Steve Cruz, Pablo Torres, Rick Pruitt, “Bongo Bob” Burnam, Erland Ortiz, Phil Becket, and many others.
Co founder of the Bands: The Roommates, Urban Savannah, and Tres Jueros Flamenco.
Diverse Venues and event tech. management including: City Spirit Café,
Sally's Blake Street Alley, 23 Parrish, The Garage, Writers Square , Ruby,
Nieman Marcus (“moments notice” strolling violinist), Capitol Hill Peoples' Fair,
CU-UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom Benefit ing:
Colorado Aids Project and Boulder Community Parenting Center (1991 with Len Barron)
MIT Museums , Researcher, Historical and Photographic Documentation
for a proposed Exhibition of Paintings by the German artist: Otto Fischer-Lamberg, “Second Generation Expressionists” With collections from the Moritzburg Museum ,
Halle a.d. Saale , Germany , and Jutta Meinel collection in Dessau , Germany (1989-93)
Future Sound Studios, Studio Design Consultant ,
Analog 8 track, Mixing console and Digital effects,
DAT, control room, session recording, and isolation room.
David Leftin Audio Engineer, Owner, Denver, CO (1991)
The Boston Chamber Music Society Educational Film for Public Television,
Advisor and Consultant for unrealized NEA grant proposal video film:
“Let See How It Sounds-a Multidisciplinary Approach to Music Education
(teaching music with architectural environments)
Sarah Wilner, BCMS Director, author of the proposal
Boston , MA (1990 film proposal not funded)
M.I.T. Symphony (MITSO), David Epstein-and Alan Yamamoto, Conductors,
Co-principal Second Violinist , (1984-1990)
Participated in symphonic recordings and premiers including:
Abbot Ruskin, Pianist. (VOX-turnabout) Pantheon Music International, NY , NY (1985,1986,1987)
Alexander Scriabin, Piano Concerto in f- sharp minor, Op. 20,
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Piano Concerto c- sharp minor, Op. 30,
Anton Rubenstein, Piano Concerto #4 in d- minor,
World Premier Concert:
Peter Child, “Thyrsus” for Orchestra with computer play-back
MIT Experimental Music Studio
(Kresge Auditorium May 11, 1985)
Boston Solo Performances: Collaborations and Improvisations acoustic and amplified Violin,
Harold Barreiro, prepared piano pianist, Mario Chakkour, D. Johnson, Dr. Brother Blue
“Haymarket Ron” Martinez among many others.
Diverse venues including: Harvard Square Brattle Street and the COOP,
The T Green-line, Hanover Street North End, Boston Back Bay,
The Fire-House Jamaica Plain, 1 st and 2nd Church Marlborough Street ,
On the Cape Dunes-Provincetown , MA (1985-90)
MIT Museums Exhibition of Architecural Renderings, MIT Student Center ,
Curatorial Assistant to MIT Musems director,
Warren Seamens, curator, Cambridge , MA (1987)
Ehrenfellner-EisBaer Productions, Original feature length drama
“Rolle Rueckwaerts” (trans. “Back Flip”) 90 min. Feature (1982) Salzburg Premier,
Niccolo Casewit- Sound Track Composer and Recording Artist, Violinist
An independent B&W Dramatic film production by Writer and Director Josef Ehrenfellner-Kluger, Munich Germany Awarded “valuable” “wertvoll praedikat ” rating by FBW (German Film Review) for “the dramatic integration and use of musical theme variations, and continuations, also instrumentation itself… a film far exceeding the productions of current young film makers…”
Pam Brooks (a.k.a. Pamela Z) Guest Recording Artist- Violinist on Pam's Debut Solo Album:
“Touching the Curve” on 3-tracks Perpetual Motion Records, Boulder, CO (1983)
Boulder Theater, Music Director, Violinist , Programming and Stage Set Design
Original Ensemble Production: “If you rub two sticks together”
Len Barron director and writer, playing Albert Einstein,
Funded by the Peace Development Fund and City of Boulder, Boulder, CO (1982)
The Naropa Institute, Original Dance narrative and accompaniment,
Performance Artist, Violinist Actor in : A contact dance piece “Italia”
Written and Directed by Heuthir Whyte et Al., Boulder , CO (1983)
Colorado Dance Festival Original Violin Composition for:
A modern dance piece “Indian Song” Directed by Eve Brady Paris, Boulder, CO (1983)
(Also Performed at the Danielle Helander Studio in Boulder and in Denver at The Changing Scene )
Boulder Performances, Collaborations and Improvisations acoustic and amplified Violin,
Pam Brooks a.k.a. Pamela Z, Erland Ortiz, Teenage-Tom Wasinger, Puna
Ancient Future, And others Co founder of the Hooples w/ Peter Knauer from Promises
(1979-1983) Diverse Venues including:
Brillig works Bookstore Café, The Hotel Boulderado Mezzanine, The Blue Note,
Tulagi's, Chataqua, Hannas' New Age Foods, Boulder Courthouse Lawn, The Naropa Institute, Boulder Creek Band Shell, CU-Old Main, Boulder, CO (1979-1981, 1983)
New World Orchestra, Terrance McCullough director,
acoustic and amplified Violin,
Collaborations and orchestral arrangements with Mickey Strehlau, Alex Schriefer and
Dieter Lich, Terry McCullough, Busking withs David Bonney and others.
Diverse Venues including: Schloss Nymphenburg, Eichstaett Burg, Schorr Braeu,
am Marien Platz- Stadt Zentrum, Stockdorf Dorf Kirche, Munich , Germany (1981-1982)
Busking with many others at the Plaka, Athens , Greece , in front of St. Stephen's-Vienna, Austria , am Dom Platz-Salzburg, Austria , Ponte Vecchio- Firenze, Italy , Ramblas-Barcelona(1981-1982)
Eichwald Gymnasium Student Orchestra,
Student concertmaster , Bad Soden a.T. Germany (1976-1977)
Private Violin Studies with Riccarda Mooney- McQue, (1970-1976)
Mooney Strings (AFMC),
Teacher was Violinist with Denver Symphony Orchestra Denver, CO
Denver Public Schools, tiny instrumentalist
Barnum Elementary, Gove Jr. High, Denver, CO (1969-1975)
Article: ”Lost and Found Landmarks” (2005) Denver Post, written by Kyle MacMillian, photo.
Features list of Denver 's Top 10 Lost Architectural Structures : worth remembering as recalled by Denver architect, Niccolo Casewit member AIA Denver Urban Design Committee.
Article: ”History of the Alma Temple” (Pillar of Fire Church Building ) Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
(2004) Concert Program Feature Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
Written by Niccolo Casewit , Denver, CO , photos.
Article: “ Denver Development Shows Urban Growth Can Be Green” (2004)
The Sustainable Metropolis Magazine (Bellerphon Pub.) written by David Sokol.
Features design: Highlands Gardens Village , J. Rose companies, Civitas Planners,
With the West Highlands Neighborhood Association (WHNA) design committee, photos.
Article: ” Durango Blazes a Trail” (2003) Denver Post, written by Elextra Draper
Features Trails2000.org trail building in cooperation with
“Carvon” mixed-use development, photos.
Article: “Gondola's transit role expanding at resorts” (2003) Denver Post
written by Jason Blevins. Features design : Telluride gondola station/ system,
Urban Design Group/Inc, photos.
Article: “Congregate Housing offers independence in a communal setting:
(2002) Cape Cod Times, written by Robin Lord,
Features design: Chatham Congregate housing Shun Kanda Architects, Cambridge , MA .
Article: Restored Belvidere Theatre Rings in the New Year” (2000) Central City Register Call
Written by Dan Mohr, Features design of theatre,
With Mountain Design Group, Evergreen, CO, photos.
Article: ”Village People Thriving” (1998) Denver Post, written by Jim Hughes, photos.
Features design : Telluride gondola station/ system, with Urban Design Group/Inc, photos.
Book: “Green Development” (1998), John Wiley and Sons, Editor. Rocky Mountain Institute
Features design : Old Elitch's Highlands ' Garden Village (HGV) participatory process.
With West Highlands Neighborhood Association (WHNA) Elitch's design committee.
Developer is Rose- Perry/AHDC Denver, CO
Article: “Steven School Penthouse a lesson in creative Design” (1997) Rocky Mountain News
Written by Jeanne Thorne, Features design: Loft at the converted school, photos
With conversion developer Charles Nash, Denver . CO, photos.
Book: “ Denver Landmarks and Historic Districts,” University Press Colorado , (1997)
Written by Thomas J. Noel, Features design : description of the Stevens School , c. 1900
With conversion developer Charles Nash, Denver . CO
Book: “Summer Adventures” (1994) Collier Books-Macmillian , NY , NY.
Written by Curtis Casewit, Niccolo Casewit, contributor :
Chapter: “Be a Street Musician and Travel around the World”
Article: “Finalists present Denver Central Library designs” (1991) Rocky Mountain News
Written by Mary Voelz Chandler, Features design proposal of Library with Urban Design Group/ Robert Stern Associates NY,NY, photos.
Article: “Keepers of the Architecture” (1991) Palm Beach Post, written by Ava Van de Water
Features design : shingle style guest home Figulus 4, with
Bolton Associates, Cambridge, MA, photos.
Book: “al-Ukhaydar and the Crystal Palace ” (1991) Riad El-Rayes London
Written by Rifat Chadirji, Niccolo Casewit, researcher, discussant of a theory of architecture form based on social need and available technology and resources .
Book: “Formative Design Studio Handbook” (1988) MIT Dept. of Architecture Publication,
Subtitled: “4.01 From dwelling to the making of a neighborhood…”
Shun Kanda, Professor, Niccolo Casewit, contributor , Cambridge , MA , drawings. 50 ft long interactive classroom laboratory teaching model for a co-housing community designed by first year MIT architecture students.